Harrison Potter, Instructor, Special Programs
I am a sixth year graduate student. I will graduate with a Ph.D. in mathematics in May 2014. I will also receive a Certificate in College Teaching when I graduate.
I graduated from Marietta College in Marietta, OH with a B.S. degree with majors in mathematics and physics in May 2008. I earned a M.A. degree in mathematics from Duke University in May 2010. I passed my preliminary examination in October 2011. I am presently working on my doctoral thesis in mathematics. Please note: Harrison has left the Mathematics department at Duke University; some info here might not be up to date.  Contact Info:
 Education:
M.A.  Duke University  2010 
B.S.  Marietta College  2008 
 Specialties:

Applied Math
Mathematical Physics Analysis
 Research Interests: Fluid Dynamics of Thin Liquid Films
I am presently working on a fluid dynamics project; specifically, I look at how asymptotic analysis can yield insight into the behavior of solutions to the PDE and corresponding steadystate ODE that arise in the study of certain thin film problems. I also use C++ to construct numerical solutions to these PDE and ODE using finite difference schemes. Such simulations prove useful both as a check on the validity of any asymptotic results obtained and as a tool in helping to find and determine the nature of various interesting asymptotic limits.
 Curriculum Vitae
 Recent Publications
 Harrison Potter, On Conformal Mappings and Vector Fields,
OhioLINK Electronic Theses and Dissertations Center
(May, 2008) [view.cgi] [abs]
 VX Dang, H Potter, S Glasgow and S Taylor, Pricing the Asian Call Option,
Electronic Proceedings of Undergraduate Mathematics Day, vol. 3 no. 3
(February, 2008),
pp. 26 [available here] [abs]
